Could Gronknandez be in Honolulu on January 29? The Patriots' absurdly productive tight end tandem of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez finished 1-2 in Pro Bowl fan voting last week (Gronk with 936,886 votes, Hernandez with 265,682) and we'll find out Tuesday night if they are selected as the first and second-team tight ends for the 2012 Pro Bowl. Fan voting is one-third of the process; the coaches and player votes count for the other two-thirds. Other Patriots who led their respective positions in the fan voting were quarterback Tom Brady (1,454,311), wide receiver Wes Welker (1,133, 787), guard Logan Mankins (272,702) and injured defensive end Andre Carter (511,693). Matt Light finished second in tackle voting (306,609) as did corner Kyle Arrington (477,390).Finishing third at their positions were DT Vince Wilfork, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and special teamer Matt Slater. Despite Arrington's seven interceptions this season, he probably hasn't had a Pro Bowl-worthy season given the travails of the Patriots' defense. Carter, who's on IR, certainly earned his consideration with 10 sacks. Wilfork absolutely deserves to be in Hawaii. Brady, Welker and Gronkowski all deserve MVP mention this year (Aaron Rodgers deserves the award). Sebastian Janikowski has been the AFC's best kicker ahead of Gostkowski. Mankins hasn't been as effective this season as in years past but he's still the pre-eminent left guard in the league. Light also deserves consideration. All Patriots would like to avoid going to Honolulu. That would mean they are slated to be in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl the following week.
The Los Angeles Lakers have interest in Boston Celtics restricted free agent Tyler Zeller, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
Lakers priorities in free agency were shooting & rim protection. Among names I've heard interest in: Ryan... https://t.co/LtsjjGSxAd— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2016
The Celtics made a $3.7 million qualifying offer to Zeller this offseason, meaning the Celtics can match any offer sheet the 26-year-old center signs.
The Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to amend the guarantee date for Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko's contracts to July 7th instead of July 3rd, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported.
Celtics have agreed to amend the guarantee date for both Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko to July 7 instead of July 3, per source.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 30, 2016
The Celtics now have until July 7 to decide whether or not to waive the duo to make more cap space to potentially sign Kevin Durant and another near max-salary player.
The Boston Globe reported on Thursday that the Celtics will likely guarantee the second year of Amir Johnson’s contract.
Dave Dombrowski had the chance to back John Farrell to The Boston Herald.